I am blessed to have a wonderful friend in my sister. It was her birthday yesterday and we met for lunch, sharing, laughing and tearing up like we often do. There are many inside jokes and memories we have that spread across the years. As time passes, our interwoven lives only make those sisterly bonds grow stronger. I am so blessed.
Some of my sisterly relationships also come from those I have with friends. I came across this quote today which sums it up.
"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy. Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves." ~Anonymous
We spend so much time being so much to so many. I my case I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a wife to a great partner, a volunteer, and much more. I love every bit of it… most days, but I get tired of the giving. When I need to recharge, there is nothing quite like spending time with sisters and sisterhood friends.
Reading Turtlehead’s blog today reminded me how much I miss and need sisterhood. It takes time to build those deep-rooted friendships that are woven together so well. I’m still working on it here in my new digs. It will come, I trust. It came with my eclectic group of friends in my old town. But the face-time we had with each other is so rare now with our busy lives.
I am so aching for more group-friend time. Sure summer was great and all that but where were my long lounges on patios with drinks in hand, friends to laugh with and not a care in the world? Where was my freedom to just be myself, casting all those daily roles aside? Now fall has rolled around without a girlfriends weekend in sight. My kindred spirits are spread far and wide and I just can’t seem to get schedules together to make my dreams of group plans happen.
Hmmm. Time to shift priorities. My me-time needs some top billing. We deserve it. Anyone up for a Girl’s night out? How about a weekend escape? Excuse me while I go make some calls….